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Award-Winning Senior Creates Mural for Local Resort

Many kindergarteners are proud to see their finger paintings displayed on the refrigerator. These early childhood exhibits are what fueled ESU senior Morgan Weissbach’s passion for art. “I was always interested in art,” she said. “It was one of those things that I just grew up doing,”

Today, Weissbach’s award-winning artwork has moved from her parents’ refrigerator to public exhibits in the Pocono region. This year, she took second place in the “Works on Paper” category in the Pocono Arts Council’s 2016 Members’ Exhibition and won “Best in Show” at the juried Student Art Association Exhibition at ESU’s Madelon Powers Gallery.

June 21, 2016 - 2 Comments - Read more

Current and Retired ESU Faculty Members Co-Author Book

Caroline DiPipi-Hoy, Ph.D., East Stroudsburg University associate professor of special education and rehabilitation , and Daniel Steere, Ph.D., ESU professor emeritus of special education and rehabilitation , recently published a book titled “Teaching Time Management to Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders.”

June 16, 2016 - No Comments - Read More

Athletic Training Students take First Place at Pennsylvania Athletic Training Society Symposium

Three East Stroudsburg University students attended the 2016 Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium on June 4, and left with first place trophies. Nicole Koniarz, a senior from Boonton, N.J., presented her case study on an NCAA Division II swimmer that competes while suffering from Cystic Fibrosis, and earned the first place spot in the research presentation competition. Mariah Morrsion, a senior from Scranton, Pa., and Matthew Hugg, a junior from Burlington, N.J., joined Koniarz in dominating the 10th Annual PATS Quiz Bowl, which tests teams of three on a wide variety of academic subjects, and claimed first place out of 10 Athletic Training Programs from across the state.

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Alumna Reflects on Career with United Through Sport

East Stroudsburg University alumna Domineque Scott went to South Africa to work with the nonprofit group United Through Sport in an effort to change the lives of disadvantaged children there — what she found changed her life.

Scott, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 2008 and a master’s degree in 2009, both in sport management, had been coaching field hockey at a private college when she decided she needed to look for new horizons.

June 6, 2016 - 4 Comments - Read More

Psychology Department Hosts 39th Biannual Research Forum

The psychology department at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania hosted its 39th Biannual Research Forum on April 26 in the Niedbala Auditorium of the Hoeffner Science and Technology Center. The Research Forum was established almost 20 years ago by Sussie Eshun, Ph.D., professor of psychology, and Richard Wesp, Ph.D., distinguished professor of psychology, as a venue to showcase the outstanding student research being done in the psychology department. It has steadily grown and now includes numerous research and internship posters, student research presentations, student award presentations, and honor society inductions.

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English Professor Publishes Novel

A trip to the Houston Zoo over 14 years ago led Bill Broun to publish his first novel. “Night of the Animals,” which will be on sale beginning July 5, follows a homeless man named Cuthbert Handley who, over the course of the night, works to release the animals of the London Zoo.

“The first spark for a tale about a mentally ill old man’s interaction with zoo animals came from a very close friendship with a schizophrenic man whom I once spotted ‘talking’ to a troop of howler monkeys during our visit to the Houston Zoo,” Broun said.

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Nursing Professor Receives Certification in Health Care

Marcia L. Gasper, Ed.D., associate professor of nursing at East Stroudsburg University, became a certified health care simulation educator on April 25. The certification was awarded by The Society for Simulation in Health Care, a non-profit organization established in 2004 to develop simulation in health care.

This certification, an international recognition, demonstrates quality to consumers and industries. In addition to meeting the standards that had been set through a peer-developed process, Dr. Gasper met the experiential requirements and passed a standardized exam to earn this distinction. To maintain these credentials, she must meet continuing education expectations.

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Education Professor Leads Archeological Trip for Middle School Students

Four years ago, Doug Lare, Ed.D., knew he wanted to get his hands dirty. He came up with an idea to provide middle school students with a chance to participate in archeological digs. On April 30, months of planning paid off as students and professionals spent over six hours digging in the dirt. He started by working with a social studies teacher at the Allentown Harrison Middle School to get students signed up for the trip. While scouting for possible locations, Dr. Lare came across the Governor Wolf Historical Society. Spending time recruiting a team of faculty members and professional archeologists, Dr. Lare felt ready to take on the project for the third year. On April 30, months of planning paid off as students and professionals spent over six hours digging in the dirt.

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Two Professors’ Work Selected for Art of the State Exhibit

East Stroudsburg University Associate Professor and Chair of Art Joni Oye-Benintende and Assistant Professor of Art Jocelyn Kolb-DeWitt recently had their work selected for the 2016 Art of the State Exhibition, an annual event that features the finest art and artisanry in Pennsylvania. The exhibit runs from June 26 through September 11, 2016 at The State Museum of Pennsylvania. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 12 to 5 p.m.

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Alumnus Lands Job with Minor League Baseball Team

Eager baseball fans line up outside the stadium, with tickets in hand, to see their Daytona Tortugas play America’s favorite pastime. A familiar voice greets them over the stadium speakers, a voice also familiar to East Stroudsburg University students. A former station manager at ESU’s college radio station, Cory Nidoh ’15 greets the incoming fans and welcomes them to another baseball game at Jackie Robinson Park in Daytona Beach, Fla.

When Nidoh graduated from West Scranton High School in Scranton, Pa., he believed his baseball career ended.

“I knew my baseball days were numbered,” he said. “But I still wanted to be a part of the game.”

May 20, 2016 - No Comments - Read More